Dell Confirms Mini 3 Android Phone
Today Dell officially announced the Mini 3, an Android phone that it will sell through China Mobile in China and Claro Movil in Brazil. Dell provided few details about the device, but it will feature a capacitive touch screen and will be heavily customized for each of its carrier partners. Dell makes it clear that this is its first device and that others are on the way. In the press release, Dell mentions its existing relationships with U.S. operators AT&T and Verizon Wireless, but doesn't specifically state that it will sell this device through either network operator. However, on Nov. 6, the FCC confirmed a Dell device called the Mini 3iX, which has GSM/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA 850/1900 support, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. China Mobile will launch the Mini 3 by the end of November, and Claro Movil will launch it by year's end.
Hands On with the ZTE Axon 7 Mini
ZTE aimed a shrink-ray at the Axon 7 and created the Axon 7 Mini. This smaller, more hand-friendly phone is nearly as powerful as its larger predecessor.
Blu Shows Off the Unlocked Life One X2 Mini
Blu today announced the Life One X2 Mini, a smaller version of the One X2 that carries over the basic design and fingerprint reader of the original. The Mini sports a 5-inch full HD screen, Snapdragon 430 processor with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and support for memory cards.
ZTE's Axon 7 Mini Wins Android 7.1.1
ZTE today began pushing Android 7.1.1 to its Axon 7 Mini smartphone. Like the same update that reached the larger Axon 7 earlier this year, today's update for the Axon 7 Mini adds support for T-Mobile WiFi Calling; a wider selection of gender-balanced emoji and GIFs; performance improvements to Google's Daydream VR; and the latest security patches.
Opera Mini for Android Puts the Kibosh On Ads
Opera today released a new version of its Opera Mini browser for Android and gave it a native ad blocker. Opera claims the ad blocker serves two purposes: 1.
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